Breaking News Bar
updated: 10/29/2013 11:52 AM

Espresso Black Bean Chili

hello
Success - Article sent! close
  • Espresso Black Bean Chili starts with dried beans (not canned) and M. Eileen Brown says you can taste the difference.

       Espresso Black Bean Chili starts with dried beans (not canned) and M. Eileen Brown says you can taste the difference.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

 

3 tablespoons neutral oil, like grapeseed or corn

2 onions, chopped

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

2 tablespoons minced garlic

3 cups chopped ripe tomatoes (about 1 pounds; canned is fine)

-1 cup freshly brewed espresso, 1-2 cups brewed coffee, or 2 tablespoons espresso powder

2 tablespoons chili powder

cup dark brown sugar

1 cinnamon stick, 3 inches

1 pound dried black beans, washed, picked over, and soaked if you like

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Put the oil in a large pot with a tight-fitting lid over medium-high heat. When hot, add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another minute. Stir in the tomato, espresso, chili powder, brown sugar, cinnamon, and beans and add water to cover. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat so the liquid bubbles steadily but not violently. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the beans are beginning to soften.

Add a good pinch of salt and pepper. Continue cooking until the beans are tender, anywhere from another 45 minutes to 1 hours. Taste and adjust the seasoning, adding more sugar, salt, or pepper.

Serves six to eight.

Mark Bittman, markbittman.com

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.